2021 Ossum Epiphanea
Alder Springs Vineyard is known for producing exceptional fruit, specifically focusing on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Rhone red and white varietals on its 6,000 acre ranch (only about 140 acres are planted) in Northern Mendocino, just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and ranging from 1,700 to 2,700 feet of elevation.
Lambrusco-like in color, this wine shows bright red fruit aromas with a hint of sun baked pebbles. It is light bodied, but demonstrates more complexity on the palate. There are some soft fruit tannins, married with savory notes of dried herbs and faint salinity. The mid-palate has notes of cassis and cola while the finish fades slowly leaving behind delightful candied cranberry and dried cherry flavors.
|Blend||Marsanne 25% Grenache 22% Picpoul 17% Mourvèdre 16% Cinsault 7% Syrah 6%. Counoise 4% Roussanne 3%|
|Vineyard||Alder Springs Vineyard|
|Aging/Cooperage||Stainless / Neutral Puncheon|
|Elevation||1900 ft ft|
|Aspect||East 15% Slope|